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Opening a second modal window using jQUery

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I am using the jQuery Tools Ui to create modal windows. The problem I am having is everytime I click a e-mail link, I need to display the same modal window alerting users about a disclaimer. If the uses accepts, then the e-mail address will load in a e-mail client. If they close the window nothing happens. When a user clicks a different e-mail link, the e-mail client opens with no modal. I need ht modal to always open when an e-mail is clicked. Please see the code below:
$(document).ready(function(){
			// First type see comment for example #1
				$('span.mailme').each(function(){
					var spt = "#" + $(this).attr("id");
					
					//alert(spt);
					$(spt).html('<a class="modalInput" rel="#disclaimer" href="mailto:'+$(spt).html().replace('|','@').replace('/','').replace(':','.')+'">'+$(spt).html().replace('|','@').replace('/','').replace(':','.')+'</a>');
					var clicked;
					var links = [];
					var triggers = $(".modalInput").overlay({     mask: {         color: '#333',         loadSpeed: 200,         opacity: 0.9     },      onBeforeClick: function(event) {         var element = e.originalTarget || e.srcElement;         clicked = element.id     },      closeOnClick: false });
					var buttons = $("#disclaimer button").click(function(e) {
						var yes = buttons.index(this) === 0;
						if(yes) {
							window.location = links[clicked].attr("href");
							links[clicked].overlay().close();
						}
					}); 
					
				});
			});


The email address examples are:

Joe Schmoe, Finance Assistant - <span class="mailme" id="email2">/schmoe|testdomain:com</span><br />
           	Joe Schmoel Jr, Systems Manager - <span class="mailme" id="email3">/schmoel|testdomain:com</span>


Here is the modal window:

<div class="modal" id="disclaimer">
	<h3>DISCLAIMER</h3>
	<div class="dtext">
	<p><strong class="heading">Use of this website</strong>. The material provided on this website is provided for informational purposes only. The recipient of the content of this site should not act or refrain from acting based upon any content included in the site without seeking the appropriate legal or professional advice based on the particular facts and circumstances at issue. The content of the site contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments.</p>
	<p><strong class="heading">Use of email</strong>. You should not send any confidential information to us. By clicking   &#8220;<strong>OK</strong>&#8221;, you acknowledge that any information sent to us by email or through the website is not secure and shall not be deemed   confidential. <strong>The transmission of information to or from the website does not create a relationship.</strong></p>
	<p>In addition, by clicking &#8220;<strong>OK</strong>&#8221;, you acknowledge that information sent to us through this website shall be deemed public and may be disclosed to others. It shall not be the basis of any claimed conflict of   interest.</p>
	</div>
	<!-- input form. you can press enter too -->
	<div class="buttons">
		<button type="submit"> OK </button>
		<button type="button" class="close"> Cancel </button>
	</div>
	<br />
</div>


Any ideas?

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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 35121933
Just always close the window before you open a new one.

<script>
var saveLink;
.
.


onBeforeClick: function(event) {
  if (saveLink) links[saveLink].overlay().close();

and where you open the window do
saveLink = element.id
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by:asaworker
ID: 35123537
Can yu show me an example using my code what you mean?
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by:Michel Plungjan
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Try to just change this

      onBeforeClick: function(event) {  
       if (clicked) links[clicked].overlay().close();
        var element = e.originalTarget || e.srcElement;  
        clicked = element.id  
      },  
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by:asaworker
ID: 35126725
Hmm...doesn't seem to work. Here is the updated code based on your last post:

<script>
 
                  $(document).ready(function(){
                  // First type see comment for example #1
                  $('span.mailme').each(function() {
                        var spt = "#" + $(this).attr("id");
                        //alert(spt);
                        $(spt).html('<a class="modalInput" rel="#disclaimer" href="mailto:'+$(spt).html().replace('|','@').replace('/','').replace(':','.')+'">'+$(spt).html().replace('|','@').replace('/','').replace(':','.')+'</a>');
                        var clicked;
                              var links = [];

                        var triggers = $(".modalInput").overlay({      expose: {         color: '#333',         loadSpeed: 200,         opacity: 0.9     },                                          closeOnClick: false});
                        



                        
                        
                            
                              var buttons = $("#disclaimer button").click(function(e) {
                        // get user input
                              var yes = buttons.index(this) == 0;
                              // do something with the answer
                              if(yes) {
                                    window.location = triggers.eq(0).attr("href");
                                    onBeforeClick: function() {  
                                           if (clicked) {
                                                      links[clicked].overlay().close();
                                          }
                                      var element = e.originalTarget || e.srcElement;  
                                      clicked = element.id;
                                    }
                              }
                        });
                  });
            </script>

I am getting an error with the onBeforeClick function
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by:Michel Plungjan
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What error?
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by:Michel Plungjan
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Can you please MOVE

var clicked;

to just after the <script> tag


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by:asaworker
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that still doesn't work...getting an error in ie. Also once the overlay is closed it won't re-open...my fix for ths was to repeat the code foe each popup instance...i was hoping to simplify it.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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I have requested attention for you
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by:asaworker
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Help...Any updates?
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Bus uing the following...it worked

$(document).ready(function(){
            $('span.mailme1').each(function() {
                  var spt = "#" + $(this).attr("id");
                  $(spt).html('<a href="mailto:'+$(spt).html().replace('|','@').replace('/','').replace(':','.')+'">'+$(spt).html().replace('|','@').replace('/','').replace(':','.')+'</a>');
            });
});

the clas name could stay the same but the id had to be different.
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by:asaworker
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My solution fixed the problem
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